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Choosing the Right Generator

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Portable generators are not strong enough to power your entire home. Decide which appliances you plan to use during an outage and calculate how much power they require. Find a generator whose running wattage is large enough to power these appliances. 

In most cases, you will want to purchase a generator whose running wattage is between 4,400 and 10,000 watts. Generators smaller than 4,000 watts are, in most instances, ill-suited for powering a home during an outage as they cannot start many appliances. Generators larger than 10,000 watts are often expensive, difficult to move, noisy, and will not work with the GenerLink transfer switch.

Once you have found the portable generator you plan to purchase, check that it is compatible with the GenerLink by using the link below. If you can not find your generator on this list, please call (800) 886-3837.

Compatible generator list